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Ieper Christmas

Ypres Christmas

Pay a visit to the Ypres Christmas Market and give your respect to the fallen on the Great War 1914-18

 

 

 

 

 

When the Ypres Christmas Market is happening there is usually a smaller Christmas market in Poperinge.  Poperinge also has a weekly market which is held on Friday mornings. 

Poperinge played a major role in the 14-18 War so like Ypres is full of World War I history - the modern day Poperinge is in the Hop Lands of Flanders and is just a 9 mile journey from Ypres which you can drive, take the train or bus to. 

There are good places to stay and eat in Poperinge we recommend The Belfort and the Hotel de la Paix.

Poperinge is where the British command carried out, more than often the unjustifable, death at dawn shootings, it is possible to visit a death cell.  Also in the town of Poperinge is Talbot House.

 

 Christmas Market

  

  

Ypres Christmas Market

        Ice rink and Christmas Market

                            25th November 2017 to 2nd January, 2018

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Christmas in Ieper / Christmas in Ypres

There is something very special about Ypres, this magnificent Flemish city with a main square - the Grote Markt - surrounded by its fine buildings and the Menin Gate.  Ypres is not a large city by UK standards but just the size of a British town.

On the western side of main square is the Cloth Hall (Lakenhalle) flanked by the magnificent St. Martin's Cathedral in the background and to the eastern side is the regal Town Hall.  These magnificent buildings make it special to see but its the history that effects us all us with the remembrance of the 14-18 War that tore through so many hearts, devastated this city which as risen from ashes.  Ypres has become a centre of remembrance and respect to those who gave their lives for our today in the great war, there are regular visitors from all the corners of globe paying their respect to the fallen all year around.

Visiting the Ypres Christmas Market gives you the opportunity to pay your respects to the fallen at the last post ceremony at the Menin Gate which takes place every evening at 20.00hrs. and also to enjoy the vibrancy of today's Ypres this is a balance seldom found of history and modern coming together in harmony.

On Saturday mornings there is the Ypres weekly Market which is a blast to the past to the excellent markets we also once hadIf for some reason the weekly market isn't on the square it is usually on the Promenade which is down near the railway station

Ypres at Christmas

 

        

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For more information on the Ypres Ieper Region of Flanders please visit our Flanders Battlefields site

   

                

              

   
   

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